Deciding on the perfect shaker tin is a matter of taste and practicality, and you may become proficient with any style you choose. If your concern is simply ease of operation, a three-piece shaker may suit you. For experienced bartenders who might be looking for quickness, a 2-piece system of capping a smaller tin or mixing glass is common, as is preferring instead a single tin for stirring and a wire strainer to separate the ice. Two piece shakers are also offered as a set, and for many appearance is equally important. If you want a little color and comfortable hold, you may want to see the vinyl-coated shaker. Picking metal or plastic is another consideration when budgets and show for both pros and home bar enthusiasts are key.